Marvin O. Dreiling

Hays Memorial Chapel

Marvin O. Dreiling

Hays - Marvin O. Dreiling, 95, Hays, died Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at HaysMed.

He was born August 6, 1925 on the family farm northwest of Victoria, the third of twelve children to Alphonse and Sophia (Sander) Dreiling. In 1944, he graduated from Victoria High School. He was in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952. On February 27, 1954 he was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Dreiling at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays. They were married 67 years. Marvin raised Angus cattle and was a farmer. His memberships included: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays VFW Post #9076, the St. Joseph Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council #1325, and the St. Fidelis Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He served on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the American Soil Conservation Society Board. Most important to Marvin were his faith, family, and friendships. He found joy in Sunday family drives in the country to look at cattle and wheat and watching his grandchildren's sporting events. He enjoyed coffee with friends and never knew a stranger.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Hays, two sons: Doug Dreiling and wife Brenda of Olathe and Duane Dreiling and wife Lori of Carl Junction, MO, three daughters: Karen Dreiling and husband Randy Boggs of Hays, Kay Fieler and husband Kevin of Shawnee, and Kristie Haynes and husband Brian of Hays, two brothers: Charlie Dreiling of Victoria and Jim Dreiling of Parker, CO, two sisters: Lucy Roth of Wichita and Theresa Ellis of Lafayette, CO, seven grandchildren: Jonathan Fieler and wife Brandie, Mallory Bibens and husband Ryan, Erika Scoby and husband Luke, Jake Dreiling, Kate Dreiling, Jared Haynes, and Josh Haynes, six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons, four brothers: Elmer, Hubert, Alfred, and Tom Dreiling, three sisters: Lorraine Bird, Mary Ellen Dell, and Ruth Stephens, and a great grandson: Bentley Scoby.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Matthew Cowan officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors by the Hays VFW Honor Guard. Visitation will be at 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Friday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 pm and a vigil service will be at 6:30 pm followed by a combined third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus rosary, all on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Elementary School or to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Condolences and memories of Marvin may be shared with the family at

Published on June 23, 2021